Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner
(GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr)

Lean towards Green
The name may be intimidating but the grape is nothing but. This variety is increasing in popularity as more people discover its delicious qualities. Most wines made from Gruner Veltliner are from Austria, where it's the most planted grape variety. Gruner means green in German, not because the grape is green, but because its used to create fresh wines that are best drunk young.

Notable Facts
A wine made from Gruner Veltliner typically has a perfumed nose, with hints of peach and other citrus and, most notably, hints of white pepper - white pepper is usually what distinguishes Gruner Veltliner best. Wines from this grape are typically dry with high acidity. It's generally light to medium bodied but can be made in a richer, full-bodied style. The wines of Gruner Veltliner are high in acid and extremely versatile with food. Some winemakers in Austria are making sweet wines with the grape as well.

Summing it up
Successful Sites: Austria

Common Descriptors: white pepper, tropical fruits, minerals, green beans

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